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Approval process is a process within a SharePoint workflow where editors get their work approved or rejected by a user with approval rights

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Scheduling Start Date

I have an OOTB publishing workflow on a Pages Library and I am getting issue on scheduling start date. When I put future date and time for Scheduling start date and completes the workflow, it ...
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Simple example of a custom workflow with email and single approval

So I have been tasked with creating a SharePoint calendar that allows approved people to enter an event in a calendar. They will then receive a confirmation email that they workflow has been started. ...
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SharePoint 2010 - Disable approval workflow and its automatic link to versions

I have an existing document library where the approval workflow is linked to the versions (which I belive is one of SharePoint's fundamental processes). I need to 'dismantle' this workflow for PDF ...
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Approve Workflow Task With PowerShell [closed]

We have over a thousand approval workflows running and I would like to write a PowerShell script to go through and approve the items from the system account. I already wrote the script to get the ...
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Global Workflow for document approval apply all libraries - will this work?

I've searched around and I think I understand Global Workflows but would like to know if this would work before I start developing it since it will take me a few hours. What I have is a site with 36 ...
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How can I start a Workflow from an Email Hyperlink?

Is it possible to fire a Workflow from a hyperlink in an Email? For example: I have an item which requires more steps than the basic 'Approval' Workflow. I would like Managers to be able to start the ...
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Approving list items based on the selected list filter web parts's value

I have a list and a list filter web part in the page. The list filter web part filters the list by Created by column. After filtering, I want the list to be approved. The filtered rows should be ...
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Manage Document permission using SP Designer Workflow

I want to manage Document permission in document library using SharePoint Designer workflow like manage item level permission of list using workflow. Can I manage permission of document using ...
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InfoPath forms on Intranet

I have a requirement to convert all our current Word based forms to a web based format to allow users to submit via our Intranet. I am looking at using InfoPath 2010 with SharePoint 2010 to do this. ...
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Approve tasks not assigned to me

I have created a 3-tier Approval workflow by sharepoint designer 2010 action "Start Approval Process" for a Service Request List. The three approvers can be assumed as team lead, project manager, ...
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how to send approve variable in Sharepoint Designer WF

I have a requirement where i send an email using SharePoint Designer to a person and when he clicks on the link on the email in outlook it has to approve the task without opening SharePoint site. To ...
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SharePoint Designer Workflow Notifications

I need to create a SPD Workflow where an email should be sent to a manager from a user and the manager has 7 days to review the email and approve it. If the manager approves the email before 7 days ...
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Sharepoint Designer 2010 Task Workflow handling Out of Office replies

Environment: Sharepoint 2010, Sharepoint Designer 2010, Outlook 2010 with Exchange 2010. I have an Approval workflow and so far it works properly. It is handling the way I wanted it to work. There ...
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Access Version History and Approval from Word Macro

Our word document templates include a table that includes a version history and a second table with the list of approvers of the document. I would like to populate these tables from a VBA macro that ...
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Send Email when document is rejected

My scenario: In document library there are folders which are created automatically. Managers uploads files into them, client approves/rejects those folders as a whole. Well, setting a workflow which ...
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Jquery accessing an element in Approval Task Form

I've been dealing with an error I can't solve. I've got an approval task form in which I want to hide the ribbon depending on the value of a field. The HTML generated when clicking the task link: ...
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Start a task process (Get user)

I am using "start a task process" to generate an approval task. The task is assigned to several users (so "assign task" is not an option) but is configured so that the first response is the good one. ...
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Sharepoint Approval Workflow - Task Approval sent to Directory List - Task Email not Sending

Created a Approval Workflow as follows: Start **Approval Process** process on **Current Item** with **PT.KT.Admin** Here PT.KT.Admin is a DL used by me.. which has approximately 16 members. When i ...
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Approval workflow “request change” task

I have a query about the Approval workflow in SharePoint 2010. When an Item is saved to the List, the request is updated to “in progress”. At this point, a Worklow Task is created. Users can then ...
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Can a user approve without edit permission?

When edting permission level at Sharepoint the Design level has the 'approval' option with the 'edit site' enabled. By default when I click at approval option, it automatic checks the edit box, even ...
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Unable to approve folder in Master Page Gallery

I am an administrator/developer and I have created a news site publishing site and all everything in the "Master Page Gallery" Needs to be approved. First I tried to use 'PublishingSite.PageLayouts' ...
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The item is currently locked for editing & Open Task button not disappearing in InfoPath

I have an InfoPath form that submits to a SharePoint 2010 Library. It has promoted fields which can be edited by SharePoint. Basically, someone gets assigned an approval task via workflow, they then ...
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Workflow Approval - Sharepoint 2013

I have got a problem with Workflow. When I don't add a Approval Condition it's works great: But When I add a Approve to workflow its not starting the workflow after Aproving element: And the list ...
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Attach file to approval workflow email

There is a working approval workflow process using SharePoint 2010, Outlook 2010 and InfoPath 2010. When the task is reassigned to an individual the user needs to attach a document to the task ...
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What are the list workflow approval field values in a REST call?

I looked at the REST call for a list and noticed that the value for approval was <d:approval m:type="Edm.Int32">16</d:approval> for 'Approved' and <d:approval m:type="Edm.Int32">...
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Setting SharePoint 2013 Workflow Approval Status via Task Outcome

Moving from SharePoint 2010 OOTB workflows to the new SharePoint 2013 workflows is proving to be a bit painful IMO. On my document library I set content approval , content type management and ...
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SharePoint content approval message explanation

After disabling content approval, pending and rejected items may appear in public views. What I have an issue with is that may. A client requested if there is there any documentation/test cases ...
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Adding a custom Task after approval

I already added the approval Workflow to a document list Now I want to copy the document after every approval to a RecordCenter. How is it possible to create a custom Task that will be executed ...
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Approval workflow create a extra task

When I start a specific Approval workflow, two tasks are created associated to the first user and a second task is created associated to a second user. The workflow should not create two tasks ...
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Associating Lists With OOTB Workflows

So I created a custom list and infopath form and published it to SharePoint. Then from that page I added a workflow and chose the globally reusable Approval workflow. Now I'm trying to edit the ...
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how to know who have approve/reject a wiki page inside my enterprise wiki

I have a publishing site collection using the enterprise wiki template. but i am unable to find a way to know who have approve a wiki page. ? Can anyone advice ?
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How to prevent users from adding items to a list when the same user already has another item pending approval in that list?

When a user adds an item to a list (called 'Conference List') an approval workflow is kicked off. During the approval process, the user should not be able to submit another item to the same list. If ...
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Removing “Due Date” from approval workflow form

Is it possible to completely remove the "Due Date" label from the approval workflow form? My customer does not use explicit due dates, and thinks it is confusing that the label for one even exists. I ...
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Approval Workflow “Approve in Absence of” or “Sign for” option

We are looking into the approval workflows, and trying to replicate SharePoint 2013 approval workflows based on existing functionality another vendor's tool supplies. This other vendor tool allows ...
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Approval workflow with email notifications

I am new to the Sharepoint workflow process and I am trying to do the following: When the user creates a new item in a list, I'd like them to be prompted to select an approver from a company Outlook ...
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365 OOB Approval Workflow - Can I populate with a name from a column or restrict to certain users only?

When we upload a document we populate file attributes with Approver names (this is a hang on from WSS3.0 custom workflows) Not wanting to reinvent the wheel, I like the ease of the OOB workflows in ...
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Sharepoint Designer - Trigger Approval WF with specific changes to an item

Is there a way I can trigger an approval workflow only with a change in a specific column of an item in the sharepoint site and not by every change to any column of the item? I am working with ...
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how to dynamically assign approver in workflow?

We have a document library in which users upload document along with some meta data like doctype. There is another list that has mapping of doctype and approvername. There is a 2013 desigber work ...
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“My Tasks” filter does not display new tasks

I used the "My Tasks" filter which comes with the OOTB Task list. It shows older tasks which were created a few days ago, but in order to see the "new" tasks created within the past hour, I have to go ...
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I want to upload a document to sharepoint 2010 then ask me who it to be approved by

When I upload a document into a document library, I want SharePoint to let me decide who to send it to for approval. When I create a workflow it asks me to fill in a name. I don't want this because ...
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Modify form in default approval workflow

I am using the OOTB approval functionality in my own workflow for an internal system I'm building. However, SharePoint comes with very misleading info on the default approval form such as "This item ...
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New Task Form Field on Reassignment form for Approval Task Workflow

Creating an approval task workflow. Need to have another field added in the reassignment form view to allow the user to select an item from a drop down menu. I am able to display the new field in the ...
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Custom approval workflow: task isn't obvious

I have a custom workflow that uses the "Start Approval process" action in SP 2010. It fires off whenever a user creates or modifies an event on a specific calendar. The problem is that the approval ...
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Reject or Cancel workflow when the item is edited

I have created a designer workflow on a list. The workflow has an approval process. I want the workflow to stop when some edit the original item if the approval process is running. I see a "...
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SharePoint group task notification with elevated permissions

On my SharePoint Site are more different Lists with their own permissions. But the Workflow has to write and read in all Lists. Because of this position I grant the Workflow Full Control permissions ...
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FBA + Alternate access mapping + Workflow task approval = validation errors

This seems like an oddly specific issue that I can't explain. Issue In SharePoint 2010. As an FBA user publishing content, when I attempt to complete a page approval workflow task accessing the ...
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Conditionally Require Approval on List Items

I have a calendar list, and I need to have it so that only items that meet a certain condition require approval. I have tried to use workflow, but when I fire them on the create/change event, the ...
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Approve workflow when approvals are > 50%

Basically we have 4 people that have to approve something, but I think it should go out to all 4 people and once 2 people approve it, it can move on to the next phase. Is there a way to do this ...
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What is this feature doing when I activate it “Publishing Approval Workflow”, and how to use it?

I am using SharePoint 2013. What is this feature doing when I activate it "Publishing Approval Workflow", and how to use it?
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I am a approver and didnt receive email after someone publish a new page, why?

I am using sharepoint 2013. We have enabled the publish approval workflow. When a enduser with contributor rights add a new page, he save it, check it in and click on the button publish. I am a user ...